Today our favorite game becomes truly global as we welcome a massive community of the most dedicated gamers in the world. To all of the new players joining us through Perfect World in China, welcome to CS:GO!
Join CS:GO today!
Low-latency Chinese servers, instant Prime matchmaking status, it’s all free when you sign up for a CS:GO account through Perfect World and complete a quick identity verification process (CS:GO licenses are also available for purchase for your Perfect World account).
Perfect World players who join us in the first month will receive a free graffiti pattern and two free stickers, featuring art created by Perfect World. These stickers and graffiti will be available for purchase worldwide starting in October.
Today we’re also introducing the new Spectrum 2 Case, available to all CS:GO players worldwide. The case includes a series of community-designed weapon finishes, with a rare special item from the second generation of knives in Chroma finishes.
This week, players had a chance to evaluate changes to the Glock, P250, and unarmored aimpunch (click here for details). Those changes are now live, so jump on to a server and give them a try.
Congratulations to Gambit, the winners of PGL Krakow 2017! They take home $500,000 of the $1,000,000 prize pool. This is their first Major title.
Gambit came from behind to claim victory over Immortals. They lost Cobblestone(4-16) but then rallied to win on Train(16-11) and Inferno(16-10). If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the PGL Krakow 2017 tab in the WATCH menu.
We’d like to thank all the teams, everyone at PGL , and most of all the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament possible.
The road to the finals has seen its share of legends go down in flames. Astralis were overwhelmed by Gambit. Immortals stunned with a commanding win over Virtus.pro. Both teams will now battle to see who can win their first Major Championship.
With 8 teams left, legends old and new will battle on the road to the Finals.
Can the home crowd rally Virtus.pro to victory over North? Will Gambit continue their dominance from the group stage or will Fnatic stop them in their tracks? Who will survive the epic matchup between SK Gaming and Astralis? Immortals and BIG clash to see who can advance in their first Major. Watch all the action starting Friday at 6am EST (12:00 AM CEST) on the official Twitch stream.
And remember to make your Playoff picks for the Pick’Em Challenge before the matches begin on Friday.
The PGL Krakow 2017 Major gets under way this Sunday at 5am EST (11:00 AM CEST).
While you’re watching PGL Krakow 2017, you’ll have a chance to receive a souvenir package commemorating the event. Each souvenir features a weapon from the collection of the map being played, golden stickers of the teams who were playing, and a golden signature of the MVP from the round where the souvenir dropped.
To be eligible for a souvenir package, all you have to do is watch the event. If you’re watching in GOTV or in the main menu, you’ll automatically be eligible for souvenirs. If you’re watching on an official Twitch stream, make sure you link your Steam account!
And don’t forget, you can support your favorite players and teams by purchasing PGL Krakow 2017 items. 50% of items proceeds go directly to the players and organizations. You can also use the team stickers to make your picks for the Pick’Em Challenge. Remember to make your group stage picks before the Group Stage begins on Sunday.